Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Comments to NIH on Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Today ended the public comment period for the draft federally funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) Human Stem Cell Guidelines. The following was my emailed comments to the government regarding this important topic.

Adult stem cells are non-controversial, ethical, and most importantly, and have been proven to be effective in treating patients.

We should not fund controversial research that destroys human life when we have other options that do not destroy human life. Embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) is ineffective, causes tumors and rejection. Nothing productive or helpful has resulted, to date, from ESCR.

Private organizations have not funded this useless research. Why should the taxpayers fund such research, when the economy is already is disarray? All the successes have come through Adult Stem Cell Research.

It is foolish, wasteful and immoral to permit any killing or cloning of humans for any purpose. Therefore I am opposed to your proposed guidelines involving any embryonic stem cell research.

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